Shawn E. Tuma

Posts Tagged ‘Information security’

Why is Healthcare Data So Valuable to Cyber Criminals?

In Data Breach, Privacy on October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am

Healthcare data is one of the most desirable forms of data for cyber criminals to steal because its value on the cyber black market — the Dark Web — is much higher than most other forms of data. While there are several reasons for this, the recent study Your Life, Repackaged and Resold: The Deep Web Exploitation of Health Sector Breach Victims, concluded Read the rest of this entry »

Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know (slides)

In Corporate Governance, Cyber Generally, Cybersecurity Law, Data Breach, Media, Privacy on September 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

Shawn Tuma delivered the presentation Cybersecurity Legal Issues: What you really need to know at a Cybersecurity Summit sponsored by the Tarleton State University School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies’ Institute for Homeland Security, Cybercrime and International Criminal Justice. The presentation was on September 13, 2016 at the George Bush Institue. The following are the slides from Tuma’s presentation — a video of the presentation will be posted soon!

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Brazzers porn hack: more than just account holders exposed–what does this mean for your company?

In Cyber Generally, Cybersecurity Law, Data Breach, Digital Information Law, Privacy on September 7, 2016 at 8:06 am

hackedWe have been observing an evolution in hackers’ tactics from going after data that could be directly monetized, such as payment card data, to going after data that can be monetized indirectly through extortion, such as the Ashley Madison data. The hack of Brazzers porn site is similar to the Ashley Madison hack in that the real opportunity for monetization lies not in the intrinsic value of the data itself, but in the opportunity to use the data to embarrass and extort others into paying money to keep it secret.

The data dump from the hackers includes email addresses, user names and passwords spelled out in plain text, which can certainly Read the rest of this entry »

D CEO Magazine: Why Cybercriminals Are Targeting Law Firms

In Computer Fraud, Cyber Generally, Cybersecurity Law, Digital Information Law, Professionalism on June 30, 2016 at 1:30 am

Many thanks to attorney and legal scholar extraordinaire John G. Browning (@therealjohnbrow) for quoting Shawn Tuma in his article in this month’s D CEO magazine: Why Cybercriminals Are Targeting Law Firms. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips for Parents to Help Keep Kids Safe Online

In Cyber Generally on May 20, 2016 at 7:00 am


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Alicia Kozakiewicz standing in front of the wall of missing children at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children headquarters. Read Alicia’s heartbreaking story below.

I was recently asked to talk about online safety tips that parents should understand to help keep their children safe in the online world. Here are some of my talking points: Read the rest of this entry »

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